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[Announcement] util-vserver 0.27

Item posted by Enrico Scholz <ensc> on Tue 30 Dec 2003 08:45:53 PM UTC.


to finish some pending tasks of this year, I just released version 0.27
of util-vserver. It can be found at an interim place at


When savannah's functionality is recovered entirely, it will be uploaded
to the known page at


The main new feature is the a new 'vkill' command which is using new
features of vserver 1.1.6+. Changes in detail are:

    - added new 'vkill' implementation which uses the syscall from
      vserver 1.1.6+.


    - BUGFIX: fixed typo in vc_get_version() wrapper which caused an
      infinite recursive call of this function; this should not have
      affected any userspace program


    - BUGFIX: 'vps' accepts multiple arguments now (from Debian patch)


    - vc_ctx_kill() was added


    - chrootsafe() code was removed since such a functionality seems
      to be impossible


    - use 'vserver' instead of 'virtual_context' as the syscall name;
      this will fix problems with architectures where the syscall is not
      at #273.


    - BUGFIX: fixed '--enable-apis' ./configure option; formerly, only
      'ALL' or none were possible


    - moved some old, unused programs/scripts into a seperate 'legacy'/


    - BUGFIX: /dev/pts will be mounted with correct options now


    - added support for Slackware's init-method (thanks to Stephen
      Pearce for the patch)


    - API-CHANGE: followed kernel patches and renamed 'ctx_t' datatype
      to 'xid_t'.

There are known problems with Red Hat rawhide's e2fsprogs package; see
[1] for details. Calling ./configure as

| ac_cv_header_ext2fs_ext2fs_h=no ./configure ...

and using good kernel headers should workaround it.

Else, I wish everybody a happy new year



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